Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Dec 2016 20:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN

There's a rumour going around that Oracle is close to ending all development of Solaris, effectively killing the operating system.

Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short term. All hands meetings being cancelled on orders from legal to prevent news from spreading. Hardware teams being told to cease development. There will be no Solaris 12, final release will be 11.4. Orders coming straight from Larry.

It's just rumours for now, but they've been gaining steam over the past few days.

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Well, you do have Linux, but there are no distros that provide a decent level of support.

OpenBSD provides the best support outside Solaris. When I discovered how much better they supported UltraSparc than Linux, I began to understand why they insist on all development and builds for an architecture be self-hosting. If a platform is unfit to host its own development (barring embedded platforms) or compiling its self, your support is pretty poor.

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